|Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie|
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie DVD
|Directed by||C.B. Harding|
|Starring|| Jeff Foxworthy |
Larry the Cable Guy
David Alan Grier
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|March 28, 2003|
Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie is a 2003 American stand-up comedy concert film from Warner Bros. Pictures. It stars renowned comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall and fellow Blue Collar comics Ron White and Larry The Cable Guy. The movie is similar in nature to that of The Original Kings of Comedy. It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again (2004) and Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road (2006).The film received critical acclaim.
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